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cpl_dan
03-09-2014, 3:43 PM
I have bought a broken slide rail for a project and i am wondering if the pieces can be welded back together without warping it?

kcstott
03-09-2014, 5:31 PM
Weapon system? did it break or was it cut? Material??

shade1
03-09-2014, 5:38 PM
theres alot of variables in your question. pm me id be more than happy to help you out

Shasta Frog
03-09-2014, 5:39 PM
Just TIG it and you should be good.

cpl_dan
03-09-2014, 6:27 PM
It's for a m249

Rail broke

I believe it's steel

kcstott
03-09-2014, 6:34 PM
I would guess it could be clamped down, preheated and tig welded.

Location??

cpl_dan
03-09-2014, 7:55 PM
in oc area , near fullerton

cpl_dan
03-10-2014, 10:53 PM
will there be high probability of warpage?

kcstott
03-11-2014, 5:14 AM
If the guy welding don't know what he's doing yep.

it needs to be preheated clamped to a plate welded then post heated and allowed to cool slowly for minimal warping

coma13
03-11-2014, 6:01 AM
will there be high probability of warpage?

If you weld, it warps... Period. If the welder is skilled enough to understand how it is going to warp, the welding can be approached with a plan and controlled for an acceptable end product.